Friday, October 24, 2008

Caramel corn!

I love caramel corn. and i have found the most wonderful recipe.! I have been making this for a few years.

That being said i no longer eat sugar soo.... No caramel corn for me. But that doesn't mean my family can't have any right?

7 quarts plain popped popcorn
2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
I am carrying some to a halloween party next week as well i will make small bags for DH lunches and for the kids afterschool snack.
I Love and miss caramel.
Try it i am sure you will not be disapointed


Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

ummmm.... yummmmmmm! I may have to grab some caramel corn supplies! I work tonight at Safeway, and then Timmies tomorrow thru wednesday... and friday... but I'm sure I could find the time after work.

Jen said...

Oh, I totally have to try this recipe. I love caramel popcorn.

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